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April 8

Movie Takes

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” The early word on the latest installment in the adventures of the shield-wielding superhero (Chris Evans) is that this may be the best Marvel Studios movie to date. Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie are the Black Widow and the Falcon, respectively. Robert Redford plays some kind of baddie. 136 minutes (PG-13)

“Divergent” “The Descendants’” Shailene Woodley stars in the first adaptation of Veronica Roth’s wildly popular novels about a race of beings who don’t fit in with the rest of the world’s population. 139 minutes (PG-13)

“Draft Day” Kevin Costner returns to the sports-drama arena as the general manager of a losing professional football squad who trades his No. 1 pick in hopes of getting the team back on track. 109 minutes (PG-13)

“The Face of Love” A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. Starring Robin Williams, Ed Harris, Annett Bening. 92 minutes (PG-13)

“God’s Not Dead” College student Josh Wheaton’s faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist. 113 minutes (PG)

“The Grand Budapest” The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric. 100 minutes (R)

“Le Week-End,” A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. 93 minutes (R)

* “The Lego Movie” The directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”) return with this animated, sure-to-be-wacky adventure based on the popular toys. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Will Ferrell provide the voices. 100 minutes (PG)

“The Lunchbox” A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. 104 minutes (PG

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” 3-D animated comedy about a genius dog who travels back in time with a boy to change the courts of history. 92 minutes (PG)

“Muppets Most Wanted” While performing on an international tour, the Muppets gang find themselves unwittingly embroiled in an international crime caper. With Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. Written by James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Directed by Bobin. 112 (PG)

“Need For Speed” Aaron Paul finds out if there’s life after “Breaking Bad” by starring in this spin-off of the popular video game, playing an ex-con with a bounty on his head who joins a cross-country drag race. 130 minutes (PG-13)

“Noah” Director Darren (“Black Swan”) Aronofsky’s controversial Biblical drama tells the story a man (Russell Crowe) tasked by God to complete an impossible missions before the world is destroyed in an apocalyptic flood. 138 minutes (PG-13)

* “Non-Stop” Liam Neeson returns to kick some more bad-guy butt, this time playing an air marshal fighting terrorists during a trans-Atlantic flight. Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) are among the terrified passengers. 106 minutes (PG-13)

“Oculus” A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. 105 minutes (R)

“Rio 2” Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jemaine Clement provide the voices in this animated sequel to the 2011 hit, playing macaws trying to survive the dangerous jungles of the Amazon. 101 minutes (G)

* “Sabotage” Even though moviegoers haven’t been interested thus far, Arnold Schwarzenegger continues his film comeback as a member of a DEA task force being killed one at a time by the drug lord they brought down. 109 minutes (R)

“Suspiria” (1977) A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. 92 minutes (X)

* “3 Days to Kill” A spy who is determined to give up his dangerous life and reconnect with his estranged family must complete one last mission — hunting down a ruthless terrorist — while also looking after his teen daughter for the first time in years. With Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Amber Heard. Written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. 117 minutes (PG-13)

— Compiled from wire reports

* Ends Thursday according to available listings.





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